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Computing and Website help

Postby Mr Deck » Sep 26th, '07, 01:43



I have been looking at some of the members web sites on the forum and to be honest some will not hit google rankings in any way. A company that makes some pages put there own name/ref in the htlm tags in the head of the web page, for example look for Magician in Cardiff you mainly get the makers of the web sites not the magician.

Maybe a sticky post? On how a web page should look to help people get business from their web page form searches.

I would be willing to do an example if that helps.

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Re: Computing and Website help

Postby Tomo » Sep 26th, '07, 11:43

Mr Deck wrote:I have been looking at some of the members web sites on the forum and to be honest some will not hit google rankings in any way. A company that makes some pages put there own name/ref in the htlm tags in the head of the web page, for example look for Magician in Cardiff you mainly get the makers of the web sites not the magician.

Maybe a sticky post? On how a web page should look to help people get business from their web page form searches.

I would be willing to do an example if that helps.

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That sounds like an excellent idea. I've just googled for "magician" and "cheshire" and only a handful even had "cheshire" in the page title, so maybe with a section on getting the web developer to work with you to develop tags that point unequivocally to you the magician and your location.

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Postby seige » Sep 26th, '07, 11:49

Page code means not a lot. Much more helpful is to get INCOMING LINKS with keywords in them, and make sure they also appear in page content.

Having a link on a directory such as:

See Rob the Magician at http://www.rob-themagician.com


is nowhere near as effective as



In the second example, the whole link contains keywords: magician, urlshire
In the first example, only the URL is visible.

Off-page optimisation can sometimes be much more effective.

Metatags are generally ignored these days by search engines. The 'Keywords' tag is almost obsolete.

In the example by Mr Deck, I'd be surprised if the meta tags were to blame. I would be more inclined to think the keywords were indexed from incoming links.

(I've been optimising sites for Google/MSN/etc for about 4 years... things have changed a LOT!)

If you can let me know the URL of the site in question, I'll tell you WHY it ranks.

For instance, there's a site I've been working on for 2 years which gets about 100 hits per-day for the term 'iphone uk'. However... the site doesn't even MENTION 'iphone' in it's tags etc. there's just a single para which says "Apple's new device coming soon, the iPhone, tagged for the UK by providers Orange or O2".

However, there are 3 external sites linking in saying 'Speculation about the iPhone in the UK here' (or somesuch).

Google see relevance in the link text, and therefore the page gets listed for those keywords. Even though the page wasn't optimised that way, it has propagated and been tagged externally.

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Postby magicdiscoman » Sep 26th, '07, 15:35

I would be willing to do an example if that helps.

can i be an example please. 8)

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